I hope your weekend was a good one. The news can be negative but I’m here to share with you good news to start your week off right.
- Reinvent the Toilet Challenge is funded by the Gates Foundation. The program ” funding research to develop truly aspirational “next-generation” toilets that do not require a sewer or water connection or electricity, cost less than 5 cents per user per day, and are designed to meet people’s needs.” Is a step in the right direction. Does it make sense to continue to use fresh, potable water to flush our toilets?
- Tennessee has announced a plan to offer 2 years of community college or technical training to all high school graduates for FREE. With the rising cost of education this comes at just the right time.
- In Denver, Colorado a teacher gave the gift of life by donating her left kidney to a student in need.
- In a world where it appears everything is made to be disposable one company has taken on the smartphone. The new eithical, FairPhone not only sources materials from conflict-free areas, pay workers a fair wage, and is setting up recycling centers for their phones but has also partnered with i-fixit making their phones the only ones which can be repaired.
- One village in the UK has found a way to protest fracking by raising funds instead for a solar powered town.
- South Africa makes a stand on GMO crops. Being blunt South Africa after looking at crop failures and finding that GMO foods are a health hazard Monsanto has been ordered to stop making false claims in their advertising. Putting it bluntly, Monsanto has been told to ” Quit wasting valuable resources, time and money, promoting chemically prepared, genetically rearranged food.“
- Closer to home, Canada has rejected a Genetically modified apple. Our voices are being heard.
- A mother and chemist has shown both the dangrs of food additives and the benefits of a whole foods diet by reversing her daughter’s autism by eliminating one food additive. Her daughter is one lucky little girl!
- Proof that even small measures can make a difference, see how long you can power a laptop by recycling one aluminum can.